June 18, 2019

Graduate turns tragedy into inspiration

Loss of brother drives Nurses Institute College Charter School valedictorian

Aallexie Gomes graduated from Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School in Providence as class valedictorian.

CENTRAL FALLS — Life hasn’t always been easy for Aallexie Gomes. Only 18 years old, she’s already witnessed her share of tragedy, but she’s also achieved great triumph, inspired along the way to take care of those she loves.

Continue reading “Graduate turns tragedy into inspiration”

May 20, 2019

Teaching Mission Extends to High School Students

Foundational to its mission as a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital, Dana-Farber is dedicated to educating future health care professionals. This is exemplified by the Nursing Department’s academic partnership program, which places dozens of nurse practitioner students with clinical preceptors each semester. In May 2018, this effort was extended to 22 high school students from Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College (RINIMC), who visited Dana-Farber for a full day. The mission of RINIMC is to prepare a diverse group of students to become a highly educated and professional nursing workforce of the future. The visit was coordinated by Colleen McLaughlin, BBA, program coordinator of the Center for Clinical and Professional Development. As part of their visit, students met with clinic assistants, nurse practitioners, research nurses, and Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Anne H. Gross, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. Each shared their perspectives and discussed the unique paths that led them to careers in nursing and patient care services. Members of the Patient and Family Advisory Councils also shared their experience of being patients and caregivers.

Read Dana Farber Nursing and Patient Care Services 2018 Annual Report

RINI students recognized in the Lifespan Mentoring Program

RINI students were recognized for their participation in the Lifespan Mentoring program this week. 20 students in grades 11 and 12 participated in valuable workforce development program this year. Senior students received special recognition from Lifespan for graduation and they also received an official citation from the City of Providence, Providence City Council.

May 17, 2019

Treasurer Magaziner Honors High School Students with ‘Young Leader’ Award

Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner today recognized fifty-six high school juniors from across the Ocean State with the Young Leader Award. The award is presented to high school juniors in the state of Rhode Island who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in math, economics, finance and business-related courses, and is active in his or her community. RINI Middle College Student, Naiviv Ortiz was among the award recipients. The award was presented during a ceremony at the Rhode Island State House. Each awardee is nominated by school administrators.

April 24, 2019

CCRI, RINI partner to provide seamless pathway, increase diversity in state’s nursing workforce

Warwick, R.I. – April 23, 2019: The Community College of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School (RINI) entered a partnership today to provide a seamless transition from RINI to CCRI’s nursing associate degree program and expand the program’s diverse population. Continue reading “CCRI, RINI partner to provide seamless pathway, increase diversity in state’s nursing workforce”